Another Sunday, Another Car Show

A friend and I rode our motorcycles down to Tubac yesterday for the annual Santa Cruz Valley Car Nuts Collector Car Show. As it does every year, the Tubac Golf Resort opens up its grounds for the show. If you ride down on a motorcycle you get to park on the grass right next to the show cars, and judging by the number of spectators who wander through the motorcycle parking area there’s not much doubt the bikes are part of the show. With that in mind I polished my Goldwing before leaving, and my friend rode a bike that’s sure to become a classic if it isn’t already, a 1986 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide, the last Harley sold with a kickstarter.

Santa Cruz Valley Car Nuts Collector Car Show, Tubac Arizona, Feb 2, 2013

We lusted over old cars for a couple of hours, then rode to a cafe in the Tubac Presidio for lunch. Since we’d taken the freeway down we took the scenic Old Nogales Highway home, getting back around 2:30 in the afternoon. It was a beautiful day.

I regularly attend three annual car shows in southern Arizona: one in October on the grounds of St Gregory’s Preparatory School, the Tubac event in late January or early February, and the January Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. You never know what you’ll see at Barrett-Jackson, but I’m getting to the point where I see many of the same cars at St Gregory and Tubac. I noticed this particularly yesterday when setting up a new Flickr photo album for the 2013 Tubac show … looking back at earlier car show albums I realized I was shooting some of the same cars over and over. Some of them are worth it, though.

Here are a few teaser photos from yesterday’s show. You can click on the thumbnails to see larger versions on Flickr.

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Like I said, that’s just a teaser. Here’s my complete 2013 Tubac Car Show Flickr album, with really big photos (including one of my friend and his ’86 Wide Glide). Enjoy!

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